• By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    DNA TANGLES CAN HELP PREDICT EVOLUTION OF MUTATIONS

    Researchers have identified evolutionary hotspots in DNA where mutations are more likely. The study authors say these findings will...

    Vaccine, AIDS, Vaccines, DNA, Research, Virus, Antibiotics
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    SCIENTISTS DEVELOP NEW SENSOR TO CAPTURE CALCIUM ACTIVITY IN CELLS

    Researchers have developed a novel approach for detecting the activity of calcium within cells. The study demonstrates the effectiveness...

    Discovery, Research, AIDS
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    MEASLES: ACTIVATION OF TWO DIFFERENT INNATE IMMUNE RESPONSES SPOTTED

    Researchers have described a novel host strategy for combating viruses such as measles virus that affect the mitochondria, structures...

    RNA, DNA, Genomics, Immunity, Virus, Genome, Research
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    SO-CALLED JUNK DNA PLAYS CRITICAL ROLE IN MAMMALIAN DEVELOPMENT

    Despite the prevalent view that some 98% of our genome is junk DNA, new research shows that one piece of junk DNA - the promoter of...

    DNA, Virus, Genes, Genome, Research, Gene, Genomics
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    POWERFUL TECHNIQUE ALLOWS SCIENTISTS TO STUDY HOW PROTEINS CHANGE SHAPE INSIDE CELLS

    The scientists' new 'binder-tag' technique allows researchers to pinpoint and track proteins that are in a desired shape or 'conformation,'...

    Protein, Research
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    NEW ACTIVE AGENT AGAINST PARASITES

    Researchers have identified a chemical compound that may be suitable as an active agent against several different unicellular parasites....

    Protein, Chemical, Research, Chemicals
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    MENINGITIS: RESEARCHERS FIND POSSIBLE TREATMENT STRATEGY WITHOUT ANTIBIOTICS

    Meningitis is a very serious brain infection with limited treatment options. In a new study performed in rats, researchers present...

    Antibiotics, Brain, Immunity, Research
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    ARTIFICIAL CHROMOSOMES STUDY SHEDS LIGHT ON GENE THERAPIES

    A research team led by Dr Karen Wing Yee YUEN, Associate Professor from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Hong...

    Chromosomes, Research, Biology, Genes, Therapies, Biological, Biologic, Science, Gene
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    DEVELOPING A TREATMENT FOR VISION LOSS THROUGH TRANSPLANT OF PHOTORECEPTOR PRECURSORS

    A recent study examining the therapeutic potential of photoreceptor precursors, derived from clinically compliant induced pluripotent...

    Therapeutics, Clinical
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    FILLING THE GAPS: CONNECTING GENES TO DISEASES THROUGH PROTEINS

    Hundreds of connections between different human diseases have been uncovered through their shared origin in our genome, challenging...

    Genetics, Gene, Clinical, Genomics, Protein, Genes, Genome
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    HOW TO PROGRAM DNA ROBOTS TO POKE AND PROD CELL MEMBRANES

    A discovery of how to build little blocks out of DNA and get them to stick to lipids has implications for biosensing and mRNA vaccines.

    Discovery, Vaccine, Vaccines, DNA
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    KEY PROTEIN LINKED TO APPETITE AND OBESITY IN MICE

    Researchers have identified a protein that plays a key role in how the brain regulates appetite and metabolism. Loss of the protein,...

    Brain, Protein, Research, Obesity
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    HOW BACTERIA CREATE A PIGGY BANK FOR THE LEAN TIMES: BASIC SCIENCE DISCOVERY COULD LEAD TO IMPROVED BIOMATERIAL PRODUCTION

    Bacteria can store extra resources for the lean times. It's a bit like keeping a piggy bank or carrying a backup battery pack. One...

    BioTechnology, Energy, Nature, Biomaterials, Discovery, Science
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    CELLULAR ENVIRONMENTS SHAPE MOLECULAR ARCHITECTURE

    An important cellular structure called the nuclear pore complex has larger dimensions than previously thought. A research team made...

    Environment, Research, Cellular, Discovery
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    SCIENTISTS MAP BRAIN CIRCUIT THAT DRIVES ACTIVITY IN FERTILE FEMALES

    Scientists have known for a century that female animals become more active just as they are about to ovulate, a behavior that evolved...

    Animals, Brain
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    METABOLIC RESTORATION IN HIV-INFECTED PATIENTS AS A THERAPEUTIC APPROACH

    Medical researchers have shown that optimizing the energy metabolism of key cells enables people with HIV-1 to better defend themselves...

    Energy, Therapeutics, Virus, Research
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    AIDED BY STEM CELLS, A LIZARD REGENERATES A PERFECT TAIL FOR FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN 250 MILLION YEARS

    Lizards can regrow severed tails, making them the closest relative to humans that can regenerate a lost appendage. But in lieu of the...

    AIDS
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    BIG DIFFERENCES FOUND IN MALE AND FEMALE JOJOBA PLANT SEX GENES

    Hot desert sex has resulted in major genetic differences between male and female jojoba plants - one of only 6 percent of plants that...

    DNA, Plants, Genes, Discovery, Research, Gene, Genetics, Environmental
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    NEW PROTEINS ENABLE SCIENTISTS TO CONTROL CELL ACTIVITIES

    Scientists have developed new controlled proteins and used to switch cellular activities on and off like a light bulb.

    Protein, Cellular
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 20, 2021

    FREEZING FRUIT FLIES FOR FUTURE FUNCTION

    Researchers demonstrate a new technique for the cryopreservation of fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Frozen Drosophila primordial...

    Research, Genetics